Every crime must be prosecuted and that is a government priority, Foreign Minister Gordan Grlić Radman said in Škabrnja on Wednesday at a commemoration for Vukovar and Škabrnja Remembrance Day.
He attended as the prime minister's envoy and recalled that this was declared a non-working day at the government's initiative so as to “commemorate all the victims and show special respect for Vukovar, the heroic city which suffered the most in the Homeland War.”
Grlić Radman said every crime must be prosecuted and that this government encountered a heavy legacy on that front, but that it was working on it and that “the truth must continue to be established.”
Gov’t actively tracing missing persons
He said the 1,869 war missing were being traced and that “no one can avoid the hand of justice.”
“This government, the justice ministry and all institutions will work on that. No one is indifferent and we wish to heal all the wounds in our beautiful country,” he said, adding that the Homeland War had been a defence and just war.
He concluded by saying that “good wins after all” because Croatia is a free, sovereign, internationally recognised state.